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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Large Wooden Tower - Finished!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Spotswood, 19 Sep 2009.

  1. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Coming along nicely, almost finished.
     
  2. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    To help support the power supply I fabricated some posts made from a rubber bumper, 1/2-inch spacer and some nuts on a 6-32 socket cap screw:

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    The hard drive cages are too tall to remove them from the case without having to first remove the entire lower shelf. To help ease that burden I devised a three-point mounting system whereby the cage is held tight to the bottom of the case via a center post and two socket cap screws.

    The hard drive cage's center support was drilled to have just a half a circle via a sacrificial piece of angle material:

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    With that, the fabrication phase of this case build is done. :rock:
     
  3. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    Last pics before stain and finish are applied:

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  4. ringo

    ringo What's a Dremel?

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    I like the compination of wood and aluminiium, that looks very good.
     
  5. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Is that the powerswitch at the back? Next to the PSU.
     
  6. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    Yes, the power switch is on the back (as requested by the client), mounted alongside a hole for a 120mm intake fan. The mounting plate for the power supply is on the bottom. Both plates are the same size, so if one wanted to, their locations could be swapped. :thumb:
     
  7. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Ah, an intake at the back. :lol:

    It'd be nice if the client could get some pictures up when all the gears inside.
     
  8. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    Here's a peek of the finish, which consists of two applications of a water-based black stain followed by two coats of wipe-on polyurethane. The two coats of polyurethane yields just enough shininess to match all shades of black computer hardware. :thumb:

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  9. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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    Looks like ebony. Probably wishing that it was. ($150 per board feet)
     
  10. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    The case is almost done. Enjoy.

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  11. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I like it unstained, it looked like a cabinet


    BTW it's huge, and hugely cool
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I still don't like the black, but if it blends into the client's room like that, so be it. I think the black is a turn-off for me because of seeing lots of furniture ruined by teen-agers spray painting it black.
     
  13. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Not to sure on the black :(

    WTH?
     
  14. blt44

    blt44 Long Time Lurker

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    Two-tone would've looked awesome. But hey, it's the client's call.

    Still super work though, man!
     
  15. Haynes

    Haynes Like the manual, just less useful

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    Personally I like the black look over the original look (unfinished) with the aluminium it looks good :thumb:
     
  16. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    Final pics!

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  17. haakon.t

    haakon.t :)

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    Looks awesome, well done! :)
     
  18. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Very nice indeed.
     
  19. shakka65

    shakka65 What's a Dremel?

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    This is a lovely wooden case that you have build. I especially like your attention to detail. This is evident in the way the wood grain is oriented in post #77. Simply beautiful man. I too liked the unstained look, but the client gets what the client wants. Overall it still looks awesome
     
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  20. dryrice

    dryrice Zestious Knight

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    a very nice case with good joinery. i am impressed!
     

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